Albuterol dosing for copd

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Avatar n tn P.S. Albuterol, if you are using it, is drying. That is another reason for using a mucolytic. I use an albuterol combination in a nebulizer. I can't do without it, but the B5 reverses the drying.
1300043 tn?1272812819 I have also been diagnosed with COPD and I am using my albuterol inhaler about 6 times a day along with Spiriva and another steroid inhaler so using it once a day or twice a month sounds like your basic Asthma. I understand the confusion in changes to your health. I posted a few weeks ago for help here and never even got a response so I am dealing with it all on my own. Good luck with everything. And you may want to just go get a check up to be sure.
Avatar n tn The best way to slow progression is smoking cessation. The rate of loss of lung tissue in COPD is roughly 3 times as fast for smokers as it is for those who quit. Good luck.
1086884 tn?1328640455 Grocery shopping has gotten to be a chore. I take spiriva, albuterol, and ipratroplum bromide and albuterol sulfate combination but my chest is still tight with chest pain. Is there anything else I can do or will it contine to get worse?
Avatar f tn I am not sure about this, but I have the impression that taking more albuterol than I need is irritating and can lower my FEV1. Had you taken albuterol shortly before taking it the second time?
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. COPD is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which a chronic disease and causes symptoms of cough, breathlessness and wheezing. The commonest cause for COPD is smoking. The lungs age with smoking as in comparison to the person’s age. If you stop smoking at this point, the lungs are not damaged any further, though the damage that has already been done cannot be reversed. So, giving up smoking would be first step towards controlling COPD.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with COPD in 2000. I quite smoking in 1986 after smoking for 30 years. I am currently on the following medications: Oxygen 2.0 liters as needed, albuterol sulfate in a nebulizer 4 times a day, albuterol 90mcg oral inhaler 2 puffs 4 times a day, theophylline 200 mg sa tab twice a day, titropium 18mg inhal cap once a day. My question is: Is there anything else I can take to help my condition?
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with early copd. Since I do not have health insurance, i go to a clinic. The physician's assistant has prescribed singular for my copd, I don't feel that it is helping me very much. I mostly have shortness of breath & coughing in the evening. This disease frightens me because I don't feel I am getting the right medical advice. I asked about simbicor & spiriva and was told that those meds are for later stages of copd.
Avatar n tn Is there a significant difference between using an albuterol inhaler as opposed to a Combivent inhaler? I have a family member that receives an extra monthly Combivent inhaler but am not sure if it is safe to use long term instead of the albuterol I was prescribed.
Avatar m tn As of now the only prescribed medicines I use are nebulized Duoneb or albuterol and nebulized Mucomyst (for congestion). Additionally I take natural anti-inflammatories.
Avatar f tn Yes, Atrovent is ipratropium bromide is used for COPD. I use Duoneb which is a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. You are making me wonder if I can manage with ipratropium alone. I have never tried it. I will ask my lung doctor. I use a portable nebulizer. With that I can take as little as I need (or as much).
Avatar n tn Yes, there are medicines for COPD, but please do not start with prednisone or inhaled steroids. The side effects can be dreadful. I had to get off them because they were killing me, literally. Advair is the wrost because it also contains salmeterol. There are albuterol inhalers which help a lot. Albuterol can also be used in a nebulizer and there are very small portable ones that fit into your purse. You appear to have chronic bronchitis. The very best treatment for this symptom is Vitamin B5.
Avatar n tn I have wet macular degeneration as well as COPD and my ophthamalogist theorizes that the weird "blisters" that are appearing at the site of the oozing veins may be caused by the steroid content of my asthma medication ( namely Spiriva). So he has asked me to change to something that doesn't contain any steroids. My pulmonologist has suggested I add floridil to my albuterol nebulizer.
Avatar n tn he said it was unusual i did better on the test without the inhaler..he gave me symbicort 160/4.5 and a prescription for a albuterol nebulizer.....i am really frustrated and depressed now..i feel like crying at times..i dont know whats wrong with me..i've had x rays done...i've had an ekg test done...blood tests...all came out literally sick of all this...i want to feel healthy again... i want to feel like the old me and not worry about my breath all the time...
Avatar n tn Some background-- 35yo female, fairly active, ex-smoker (day #9!!!). I had smoked for 10 years no more than 1 pack a day for about 5 years, the rest was 1/2 pack or less a day--menthols. I am also a part time horse-shoer (farrier) which is an extremely physically demanding job. Last fall I had trouble breathing while working on some client horses. SEVERE sweating-- I mean drenched!! Couldn't catch my breath and heart rate skyrocketed.
Avatar f tn there are nebulized meds like combivent and COPD meds that may help and have less side effects there seem to be some new neublized COPD meds that I saw at the doctor's office
Avatar f tn Usually the first line of treatment (if you have asthma or COPD) is an albuterol inhaler. If you are, or have been, a smoker you may have COPD. So go to a pulmonary MD and check it out. I would not waste my time with a primary care MD.
Avatar n tn All of the standard treatments for COPD encourage the growth of candida. Prednisone, inhaled steroids and antibiotics are some of its favorite foods. And the albuterol you inhale has a low pH, a perfect climate for candida. I got off steroids almost three years ago and substituted natural anti-inflammatories. I had a hard time convincing my lung MD about the candida, so I changed doctors. The new doctor was interested, tested me, and sure enough I was positive for systemic candidiasis.
Avatar n tn I am on Xopenex after my doc switched me from albuterol due to my heart arrhythmias (albuterol made them much worse) and it has been much better for me as long as I dont take it more than 3 times a day. Also, Atrovent (Ipatropium bromide) can cause a rapid heart rate too. TAlk to your doc about your symptoms, there should be something he or she can do to help minimize your symptoms (even change them...sometimes it takes a bit of tweaking to get the right mix) I hope this helps...
Avatar m tn I think you are lucky that your salbutamol is working , palpitation is its side effects, leave it
Avatar n tn I'm a 44-year old female, with asthmatic allergic response to cats since childhood. I smoked off and on from 18-39, about 5 pack-years. I've lived near a cat (outdoors with access to my husband's study) for 18 years, and have treated my asthma with albuterol, adding ventolin when necessary. About 12 weeks ago I caught bronchitis, then wildfires broke out near my home that made the air unhealthy for about 2 weeks. This provoked a severe asthma attack -- for three weeks.
1507301 tn?1289936394 There can be very serious side effects and are not recommended for COPD unless nothing else works, and, even then, only for short periods of time. I am at the lower end of moderate COPD and do not use steroids. That is because they almost killed me. I use a nebulizer (albuterol and ipratropium), and take natural anti-inflammatories and an antihistamine for allergies.
Avatar n tn have been on Levaquin for 5 days and 50 mg of Prednisone for 10 days. Now am on Azithromyocin 250 mg daily for 30 days. Just got some Mucinex.This has "wiped" me out . Been in bed for 2 days.Hoping to get stronger soon. I have tried vaporizers . Thought you might be of help. I have had COPD for about 8 years that I know of .Haven't smoked for 18 years. The fibrosis was directly related by Mayo as a toxic reult of taking furantoin. Thanks.
Avatar f tn So, since March 08 I have been winging it attempting to manage my COPD, without the benefit of health insurance. Personally I totally agree with allmymarbles. For 6 mths. after diagnosis, I did have insurance. So, I was prescribed Advair, Spiriva and ProAir. While having insurance, I did get a second opinion on the COPD by a pulmonary doctor as well. But, between my family doctor and the pulmonary doctor, I was prescribed these meds for my COPD.
2074233 tn?1337641615 He/she may now want to check your blood count and sputum and get a chest X-ray to be sure that you don’t have pneumonia or another lung disease, not recognizable until this time. Advair is a good drug for the treatment of COPD but there have been reports that it may predispose to pneumonia. The best thing for you to do is to see your doctor soon.